Video 101: Adding Transitions & Effects with iMovie. Step 1: Select "Effects" from the menu below the clips pane. Ever since movies such as Star Wars , people expect to see special effects — so much so that it sometimes takes a special effect to get their attention. Learn how to add Apple iMovie's Effects to your clips with ease. The first in my new series on special effects tutorials for iMovie 09 and 11, this one featuring muzzle flashes, blood hit, and explosions. In the new iMovie '11, you can make movie trailers, easily edit audio, add effects, and share your new movie on FaceBook, YouTube, and more. Daniel Hayek by Daniel Hayek Staff 1 year ago. Screen shot Adding Effects to Your Movie. Do you know how to use video effects on imovie? i have downloaded some plug ins, but i don't know why it doesn't work.
Screen shot of iMovie window special effects Then click on the Effects button in the button bar at the bottom of the Shelf area on the right. Adding special effects to your video can make it look more professional and entertaining.